STRIKING images taken across the world show the very best of wildlife photography. 

Each photographer who has captured these images is up for a gong at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. 

This snap of golden snub-nosed monkeys trying to keep warm is a hot fave to win a wildlife photo award
Two foxes were pictured nuzzling each other on Canada’s Prince Edward Island

A snap of golden snub-nosed monkeys trying to keep warm is a hot fave to win.

The chilly trio were captured while huddling together at China’s Qinling Mountains.

Also photographed was Olobor, one of a five-strong coalition of lions in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve.


And a snow leopard has also been pictured perfectly in northern India.

Twenty-five images are in the running for the award. 

They are run by the National History Museum in London. 

Graffiti art of a cat on a wall with a real gecko in Corella, northern Spain, also made the shortlist for Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Three bottlenose dolphins were pictured swimming in Monterey Bay, California
A snow leopard was pictured perfectly in northern India
Olobor, one of a five-strong coalition of lions in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve was also photographed